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Secrets in the News: December 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for December 2019. Read more below for ancient Armenian warriors, snake legs, a permafrost puppy and more!

2000-year-old Germanic warrior burials unearthed in Poland
Ancient Origins reports: In an effort to protect the archaeological dig site located near Kostrzyn (just to the east of Poland’s modern-day ...

Eagle bone from Cova Foradada showing cut marks. (Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo) via @SmithsonianMag
Secrets in the News: November 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for November 2019. Read more below for neanderthal necklaces, mammoth prints and ancient Peruvian geoglyphs.

Jamestown mystery: Archaeologists unearth a churchyard grave
Daily Press reports: It was tradition in 17th century Virginia to bury corpses with the heads pointed west and the feet to the east. ...

Secrets in the News: September + October 2019
Secrets in the News: September + October 2019

A roundup of Secrets in the News for late September 2019. Read more below for a Canadian Shipwreck, a haunting fresco from Pompeii, an ancient sea monster, and more.

Underwater archaeologists release photos and video of the HMS Terror shipwreck
Canada Parks reports: The Canadian government and Inuit are working in partnership to ...

King Tut’s coffin to be restored for the first time since it was discovered
King Tut’s coffin to be restored for the first time since it was discovered

On July 17, the Egypt Ministry of Antiquities announced that the gilded coffin of King Tutankhaman was moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum for restoration. This is the first time the coffin has been restored since it was discovered in 1922.

The gilded coffin of Tutankhamun is at the Grand Egyptian ...

Summer of Secrets 2019 on PBS
Summer of Secrets 2019 on PBS

Secrets of the Dead is returning this summer with a much-anticipated encore and two brand new episode premieres.

Check out the lineup for the Summer of Secrets on PBS:
Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Encores Tuesday, June 18 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Join Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned ...

Salima at Kom Ombo temple

Egypt's Darkest Hour

Sacred Crocodile Mummies Reveal the Climate of Ancient Egypt

In her desire to find out more about the circumstances leading to the mysterious mass burial, archaeologist Salima Ikram travels to
Kom Ombo temple where ancient Egyptians used to worship the god Sobek with the head of a crocodile.

Salima Ikram at The Tomb of the Warriors

Egypt's Darkest Hour

Egypt’s Darkest Hour: About the Film

Follow a team of archaeologists as they examine a rare mass grave dating to the collapse of ancient Egypt’s Old Kingdom when political infighting and a changing climate brought down an empire.

 The Nero Files | Full Episode
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The Nero Files

The Nero Files | Full Episode

Take a closer look at the life and legend of Nero, the infamous Roman emperor, as a forensic profiler attempts to find out what history may have gotten wrong about his alleged tyranny.